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Philip Albert Welker

civil engineer

Philip Albert Welker, American civil engineer. Mason.


Welker, Philip Albert was born on June 1, 1857 in Toledo, Ohio, United States. Son of Philip and Maria (Pauly) Welker.


C.E., Cornell Univercity, 1878.


1 daughter, Maude Antoinette (Mistress Howard R. Willis). Married second, Gertrude M. Lanahan, June 29, 1904. 1 son, Philip Lanahan.

In city engrs.’ office, Toledo, O., 1878-1879. With United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, since 1879, operating in nearly every part of the United States and Alaska, P.R., Isthmus of Panama and P.I. With Alaskan Boundary Survey, 1893-1895.

In commanded United States steamer Bache, hydrographic surveys, Atlantic Coast, 1898-1910. Representative United States Government on commission of engrs. for locating and determining ownership of Fort Myers Military Road, Virginia, 1910. Director coast surveys, P.I., 1911-1914, also secretary Philippine Committee on Geography Names, and member Harbor Lines communications of P.I.

Assistant in charge of office, 1914-1917, engineer in charge of office, United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, June 1917-June 1920, retired, June 1, 1921. President Welker Supply Company, Cleveland, O.




Married Maude B. Loud, March 17, 1885 (died 1890).; married second, Gertrude M. Lanahan, June 29, 1904.

Philip Welker

Maria (Pauly) Welker

Maude B. Loud

Gertrude M. Lanahan